I’ve utilized public transportation more in other countries than in my own. I’m not sure if that makes me well-traveled or spoiled. Maybe a little bit of both. Continue reading “Buses & Birdwatching in British Columbia”
Say hello to Karyn, everyone.
She’s my amazing little sister who decided to join me here in Vancouver at the last minute. Can I just say how thankful I am? Gallivanting around Canada with Olivia would have been fun but it’s way more fun with Karyn here. Plus she gets photo credit for pretty much every picture you see here, sans the ones in which she is the model. Continue reading “Visiting Vancouver”
We’re in Canada! The rainy weather leaves room for wanting but rumor has it the sun should come out tomorrow. (Any one else just start singing?) Olivia did amazing on the afternoon flight. She slept the whole first leg and was wiggly but well-behaved on the second. We had a two and a half hour layover which wasn’t ideal but we spent it riding the escalator up and down and up and down and…you get the picture. We must have ridden it at least fifty times. Continue reading “Salt in the Wound at 3:30 a.m.”
Just a little over a month after returning from Hawaii, the Tuckers are once again boarding a plane. This time we’re headed to Vancouver, British Columbia! I’ve been to Canada before but never B.C. Luke is going for work but it’s all fun and games for Olivia and me. (One of the many benefits of being home during this season of life.) And to make it even better, my sister is meeting us there! Continue reading “Canada, eh?”
I have a love/hate relationship with Olivia and solids. On one hand, it’s awesome when she can just eat what we are having. On the other hand, I now have to come up with two additional meals a day plus two snacks. It’s easy to skip breakfast and lunch when it’s just me eating, but I can’t exactly tell a 13-month-old to wait all day for dinner. Continue reading “Breakfast for Baby”
Parents warned me it would happen. A bed, a counter, the couch, or some other raised object. Eventually, Olivia would experience her first fall. I nodded in agreement while silently thinking it wouldn’t happen to me. After all, I don’t leave my baby abandoned on the kitchen counter and I watch her when she’s on the bed. Certainly she would never fall. But like nearly every other thought I had about parenting, I was wrong. Continue reading “The Fall”
After what we’d known would be a long flight to Hawaii, Luke and I planned for a nice relaxing first day back on the Island. Of course our version of relaxing included lunch at A Cup of Tea with one of my besties, a trip to the beach, dinner at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, and catching up with another friend and his adorable daughter.
While that may sound like a long list, it didn’t feel crammed at all. It was the perfect day and I’m looking forward to many more. Although it’s been just over a year since we’ve been back, it feels as if we’ve never left. I swear I could still see my footprints in the sand at Kalama Beach Park. Only now we’ve added Olivia’s two tiny prints alongside ours.